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Women's Volleyball
vs. Indiana
Today, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

SPORTS

Field Hockey
vs. Central Michigan
Today, 7 p.m.
Tartan Turf
Page 9

The Michigan Daily

Friday, September 30, 1988

Youth and experience
keep stickers strong

BY ANDREW GOTTESMAN
Tonight, against Central Michigan, first-year
field hockey player Sandie Marotti will join the ranks
of Michigan varsity letter-winners when she starts her
ninth game. Likewise, senior Sara Clark will earn her
fourth-year letter.
Together, they represent the future and past
successes of the team.
Marotti, an All-American last year at Branham
High School in San Jose, Calif., comes as a needed
addition to the Wolverine defense after the graduation
of Trisha Mondul, an All-Big Ten defensive team
selection last year.
"The team in general drew me to Ann Arbor,"
Marotti said. "The players acted like a team and a
family."
CLARK, a senior forward, has played an
important role in that family. She was an All-State
selection in New Jersey her senior year in high school
and represented Michigan on the All-Big Ten second
team last year.
According to Marotti, Clark is also a team leader.
"Even though she's not a captain," said Marotti, "I
think she holds the team together. She's always there
when I need her."
It is ironic that Marotti would need anybody after
coming to Michigan with such an impressive resume.
As a four-year letter winner at Branham, she led
the team to a league title each year. In addition to
being the team captain for three seasons, she was an
All-Conference player her junior and senior years
before the All-American performance.
Play such as this led to numerous college
opportunities. Before deciding on Michigan, Marotti
also considered Iowa, the University of
P Massachusetts, Northwestern and North Carolina.
WHILE MAROTTI has been putting together
impressive prep statistics, Clark has seen some major
changes during her four years in Ann Arbor. Her first
season began slowly - she scored only one goal and
the team recorded a 1-13 record.
She sees the addition of Patti Smith as assistant
coach last year as the turning point. "Patti added a lot

of intensity to the team," Clark said.
Marotti, too, was able to see this intensity. "It's
different from high school in that the players are here
because they really love the sport," said Marotti.
"You're here to play hockey and to go to school.
That's what we concentrate on."
For Marotti, that concentration, other than field
hockey, consists of majoring in kinesiology, which
she hopes will lead to a career in sports medicine back
in California.
"Academically, Michigan should really help me
get into a medical school," she said.
FIELD HOCKEY, though, is still the major
focus for Marotti. She wants to play for the 1992
National Team, which would include a ticket to
Barcelona, Spain for the Summer Olympics.
Coach Karen Collins views this as a realistic
goal. "She's a person who came in and played right
away. And from here, she is only going to get
better," Collins said.
Marotti sees the Michigan coaching staff as
another advantage. "Playing under K.C. (Collins) is
really going to help me. She's a really well-respected
coach."
The combination of Clark and Marotti seems to
be working well so far.
"Sandie has done really well," said Clark. "She's
been pushing the ball up to the forwards and also
taking a lot of shots, which is what we need. She's
filled her role.
"WE'RE STARTING to come together as a
team," Clark added.
The team decided that it's goal this year would be
to capture the Big Ten crown. Both players still see
that as realistic.
"We just have to play together," said Marotti.
And, after this season, Clark thinks the team will
only get better. "They've got a freshman starting
now. They're going to be really good next year."
Collins knows this will be tough without Clark,
though. "Sara had tremendous enthusiasm. Every year
she accomplished her goals. And she should only get
better this year."

First-year player Sandie Moratti (left) and senior Sara Clark (right) practice for
tonight's game against Central Michigan.

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'Dodger
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record

SAN DIEGO (AP) - It wasn't
the World Series. It wasn't the
playoffs. It wasn't even an
important game. But Orel Hershiser
felt the world on his shoulders.
The Los Angeles Dodgers' right-
hander shut out the San Diego;
Padres for 10 innings and set the
major-league record for the longest
scoreless string with 59 innings. :j

"When people ask me what
record would stand forever, this was
the one I usually picked," said
Hershiser, who surpassed former
Dodger Don Drysdale's streak of 58
scoreless innings in 1968.

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